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Resources

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American Cancer Society www.cancer.org 800-227-2345 250 Williams St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303 American Urological Association www.auanet.org 800-828-7866 410-689-3700 1000 Corporate Blvd. Linthicum, MD 21090 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov 800-232-4636 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329-4027 National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov 800-422-6237 BG 9609 MSC 9760 9609 Medical Center Dr. … Read More

Glossary

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ablation: The removal or destruction of a body part or tissue or its function. active surveillance: Close observation of prostate cancer with periodic testing and initiation of curative therapy if testing suggests cancer progression, offered to patients with low-risk (and some with intermediate-risk) prostate cancer. adjuvant: An additional treatment used … Read More

6. Living with Prostate Disease

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If you’ve been given a diagnosis of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or prostatitis, you may feel overwhelmed. Prostate disease causes frustrating and unpleasant symptoms that may seriously affect your quality of life. As with any illness, though, you’ll find it helpful to be well informed so that you … Read More

5. Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence

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As you have learned in this report, prostate disease and treatments for it can cause troublesome symptoms, the most common of which are erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary problems, including incontinence. These symptoms are not only inconvenient and unpleasant but they can also significantly interfere with everyday life and intimate … Read More

4. Prostatitis

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The term prostatitis describes inflammation of the prostate gland. Unlike other prostatic conditions, prostatitis affects younger and older men alike. It is common, affecting up to 16 percent of men in their lifetimes and keeping urologists busy: It’s responsible for 25 percent of all visits to urology clinics. In the United … Read More

3. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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There is an expression in medicine that “common things are common.” This is certainly the case with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which affects more than 50 percent of men in their 60s and up to 90 percent of men in their 80s. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate … Read More

1. What Is the Prostate?

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Hidden deep within the male pelvis is a small gland about the size of a walnut known as the prostate. The prostate is an essential part of the male reproductive system. But it suffers from a serious design flaw. The prostate surrounds the urethra, the slender tube that carries urine … Read More

From The Medical Editor

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You may be reading this special report because you suffer from some form of prostate disease. It could be that you have urinary symptoms and are wondering what the cause might be. Maybe you already have a diagnosis and want to learn more about your condition and make sure you … Read More

2. Prostate Cancer

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After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most-common cancer in men. And it’s the most-common cause of cancer-related death in men after lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, and one in 41 will die from … Read More

Boost Your Bladder Control

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Nearly half of older women have experienced urinary incontinence, according to the 2018 National Poll on Healthy Aging. Of the 1,027 women, age 50 to 80, who took part in the poll, 43 percent of those in their 50s and 60s said they had experienced bladder leakage. That number jumped … Read More

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